Self-care tips

Yup, it is a super important skill to add into your life.  Sometimes however it can also look very practical as you set up your future self with some practical kindness.

Let me put it another way – reading a book or eating chocolate all day, isn’t going to help you out when you haven’t had a shower in 3 days & have dishes piled in the sink, plus all your clothes heaped up in the laundry.  Yup, it’s a moderation thing & that can be the tricky part. 

Those used cups stack up pretty quick! Photo by Izz R on Unsplash

It is important to take care of yourself but you also need to tackle your surroundings to help out future you. 

💧 Honestly you are probably not drinking enough water.  Grab at least 2x 1L bottles, fill them both.  Drink one in the morning & the other in the afternoon.  Do it again tomorrow (& the next day).  It is fabulous for your skin but also great for everything inside (remember you are pretty much 65% water).

🍴 Have you been eating well?  Did you have breakfast?  You need to fuel your body if you expect it to work.  Get in some fruit & vege, some protein, carbs & good fats.

👉 Household chores…sigh!  Still wearing yesterday’s clothes – do some laundry.  Then tackle those dishes still in the sink, wash them up whilst the laundry load goes through.  Then open your windows & let the fresh air in…maybe even get a little wild & light a scented candle.

🚿 Always rushing through the shower?  Take a non-rushed shower with cold water to wake you up & boost circulation or warm water to relax those muscles.

📞 Return that one phone call.  It is soooo easy to avoid ‘that’ call (for days).  Set yourself a time limit, say 10 minutes & just make the call.

☀️ Go outside.  Get out there for at least 10 minutes a day to start.  Breathe in some fresh air.  Whether you go for a walk or just sit in the sun – that vitamin D will feel good & some deep breathes of fresh air will make you feel great.

Practical tips for sure, but they do pave the way for a better you.  Tackle one thing at a time.  Future you will love it!

#SelfCare #Life101 #Mindfulness #MentalHealth #HolisticHealth #ConsciouslyNutritious

Published by Shân

I am incredibly passionate about food and its healing power – it is pretty amazing how what you eat affects how your body works! In fact, I was so fascinated, I went & got myself a degree in it – a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine). Now in all honesty I don’t eat or live a perfect lifestyle, nor will I ever pretend I do. Realistically I know you won’t be perfect either. And that’s OK. As a Clinical Nutritionist I focus on what we eat and how this has an impact on our health and wellness – everyday.

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